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Old 05-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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"premium recommended - not required"

I saw on some specs that a 2ss has premium gas recommended but not required...has anyone tried different octain fuel?
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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No but it will make your car operate on a low grade fuel trim table...so it will run terribly and feel less powerful.
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How much does a 1LE cost? Are you really saying you want to save $4.80 a tank on a car that cost that much. I'm just saying. There are legitimate places to save money, my opinion is gas isn't one of them.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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No but it will make your car operate on a low grade fuel trim table...so it will run terribly and feel less powerful.
This. Stick with premium and do a fuse pull.

Gaining Horsepower By Pulling A Couple Fuses!
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How much does a 1LE cost? Are you really saying you want to save $4.80 a tank on a car that cost that much. I'm just saying. There are legitimate places to save money, my opinion is gas isn't one of them.
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I know we are supposed to use "top tier" fuel,which i do.My question is this,Costco is now advertising"detergent"cleaning additive fuel.Is that basically what Shell,Chevron etc. is?
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I know we are supposed to use "top tier" fuel,which i do.My question is this,Costco is now advertising"detergent"cleaning additive fuel.Is that basically what Shell,Chevron etc. is?
Costco sucks. I put their premium in once because I was close by, and my car didn't run right for a week. Put shell 93 in, pulled the fuses, ran perfect. Maybe they changed their fuel and added more detergents, but as of 2 months ago, it sucks.
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Yes, the new signs that they are now displaying were only put up a couple weeks ago,here in Calif.anyway
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Yes, the new signs that they are now displaying were only put up a couple weeks ago,here in Calif.anyway
I'll see if they're putting it up here as well, or if it's just a commufornia thing. I would just keep using shell since it's proven.
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I have had problems with gas from cheaper gas stations with new vehicles. My 1500 gmc Sierra hated it. Switch to Cheveron and Shell no problems since. That's all I use now or occasionally 76 if the others are not around when I need gas.
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How much does a 1LE cost? Are you really saying you want to save $4.80 a tank on a car that cost that much. I'm just saying. There are legitimate places to save money, my opinion is gas isn't one of them.
you do realize that 'premium' doesn't mean better..right?

level of octain determines how fast the fuel burns...with higher compression engines youll need a slower burning fuel...faster burning fuel means bigger booms....so if in fact our engines don't require a slower burning fuel (premium) I would like to know...because if that's the case...we are losing power using the higher octain.
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you do realize that 'premium' doesn't mean better..right?

level of octain determines how fast the fuel burns...with higher compression engines youll need a slower burning fuel...faster burning fuel means bigger booms....so if in fact our engines don't require a slower burning fuel (premium) I would like to know...because if that's the case...we are losing power using the higher octain.
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Chevron/Shell 93 is the only thing that touches my car.
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What exactly is a fuse pull? And what does it do?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:43 PM   #18
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you do realize that 'premium' doesn't mean better..right?

level of octain determines how fast the fuel burns...with higher compression engines youll need a slower burning fuel...faster burning fuel means bigger booms....so if in fact our engines don't require a slower burning fuel (premium) I would like to know...because if that's the case...we are losing power using the higher octain.
Then by all means go run 87oct in your car. After you do, come back and tell us if we are losing power by using 93.
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What exactly is a fuse pull? And what does it do?
If only someone would make a thread discussing the fuse pull.

I'll make it easy for you. Look in the bolt ons section. Pay close attention to the stickys.
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Costco sucks. I put their premium in once because I was close by, and my car didn't run right for a week. Put shell 93 in, pulled the fuses, ran perfect. Maybe they changed their fuel and added more detergents, but as of 2 months ago, it sucks.
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Hey seriously, I think that some of the other brands have maybe caught up some, but when my brother worked for Chevron in '06-'07, Chevron was the only brand that had the additives in all three grades of gas and Shell was the only other one with the additives in premium. So I know Texaco with them merging and unmerging and remerging probably have it and BP has that invigorate or something,(but I kind of don't like BP because they dumped a bunch of oil all over my fav vacation spot).

Point is I've made it a habit of using Chevron first, and Shell as a back up, and always always always 93. I accidentally put 87 in my Harley one time, think knocked real bad til I could run through some gas and top it off with 93.
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If only someone would make a thread discussing the fuse pull.

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BlackssMiami, go to post #4, it resets the computer to "high quality" fuel settings.
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you do realize that 'premium' doesn't mean better..right?

level of octain determines how fast the fuel burns...with higher compression engines youll need a slower burning fuel...faster burning fuel means bigger booms....so if in fact our engines don't require a slower burning fuel (premium) I would like to know...because if that's the case...we are losing power using the higher octain.
I just spit out milk through my nose because I laughed so hard.
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I just spit out milk through my nose because I laughed so hard.
please enlighten me...

for the record...I'm not saying we should use 87 octain...I saw a spec that said premium wasn't required and wondered if anyone tried it.
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please enlighten me...

for the record...I'm not saying we should use 87 octain...I saw a spec that said premium wasn't required and wondered if anyone tried it.
Everyone has gotten "bad gas" - bad gas means mislabeled either on purpose or not. 87 wont hurt your engine but it will not allow our engines to perform to their highest capabilities from the factory.

- what octane means in laymans terms - he octane rating of gasoline tells you how much the fuel can be compressed before it spontaneously ignites. When gas ignites by compression rather than because of the spark from the spark plug, it causes knocking in the engine. Knocking can damage an engine, so it is not something you want to have happening. Lower-octane gas (like "regular" 87-octane gasoline) can handle the least amount of compression before igniting.The compression ratio of your engine determines the octane rating of the gas you must use in the car. One way to increase the horsepower of an engine of a given displacement is to increase its compression ratio. So a "high-performance engine" has a higher compression ratio and requires higher-octane fuel. The advantage of a high compression ratio is that it gives your engine a higher horsepower rating for a given engine weight -- that is what makes the engine "high performance." The disadvantage is that the gasoline for your engine costs more.


-Therefore GM was preprogramed in the ability for the computer to "learn" and make adjustments to keep the longevity of these engines long.




Our engines and their cast piston's can quite literally destroy themselves at anytime with knock issues. not saying they would but saying they could. Say you were running a 93+ octane tune and got lower than 87 octane gas, there is a possibility the engine could blow.
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